World of Warcraft hackers in China sentenced to two years in prison

Hackers aren’t getting off the hook in China, it seems. A group of ten men have just received prison sentences of up to two years for hacking over 11,000 World of Warcraft accounts.

The group was led by two men named Chen and Zhu. The team flipped stolen WoW accounts that they purchased for $1. Once they owned the accounts, they would extract all the gold and items, and resell everything for $3 at an online auction. By the time they were caught, they had already earned $10,800. Chen’s partners in crime received two years and a fine of $1,000 each while Chen himself received two years and a fine of $8,000.

Illegally obtained goods and computers used by the group were also confiscated by the authorities.